Dr Valerie Sinason PhD PGTC MACP M Inst Psychoanal is a poet, writer, child psychotherapist and adult psychoanalyst. She was Founder Director of the Clinic for Dissociative Studies, until her retirement from long-term clinical work in December 2016. She is registered with the BPC, ACP and UKCP. Dr Sinason specialised in work with abused, abusing and dissociative patients, including those with a learning disability, and has been used as an expert witness in court cases. She continues with writing, supervising and short term assessments and her latest book is published in October 2020.